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LeBrock of Rock Interviews: Soraia!

2 Jun
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Cher Dunn interviews rock goddess ZouZou Mansour of Soraia about their upcoming album due out this Fall! Be the first to hear the title of the new album by listening to the podcast below!

For this Mylifeinsound Radio podcast with the LeBrock of Rock Cher Dunn, we sat down with rock goddess ZouZou Mansour to talk about her band Soraia and their upcoming record due out this Fall on Wicked Cool Records! Be the first to hear the name of their new album and what makes this band not like everybody else.

Be a part of Soraia’s new music video by rocking out at their show with The Woggles next Friday in NYC! Tickets are available now here!

Music mentioned in this podcast for further learning/listening:
The Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
The Beatles – White Album
Queen- Mustapha
Queen- Liar
Soraia – Less Than Zero
The Clash
The Pixies
Blondie
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2017
Pearl Jam
Eddie Vedder
The Who
Keith Moon
Jimi Hendrix
Chuck Berry
Patti Smith
Lou Reed
Jeff Buckley- Mojo Pin Live At Sin-e, Lilac Wine
Nina Simone -Lilac Wine
Elvis
Crosby, Stills, and Nash
PJ Harvey – Uh Huh Her, Shame
Nirvana
Dave Matthews Band
Peter Gabriel
The White Stripes
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up
Linda Perry
Little Steven Van Zandt
Iggy Pop

 

xx Cher

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afternoon jam: Kim Janssen “Gouldians”

26 Apr

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I saw Kim Janssen play a house show in West Philly about 8+ years ago and needless to say I was blown away. I’ve liked his music page on Facebook ever since but haven’t heard of him coming back to the US in some time. Today, I got an email with his name in the subject line and couldn’t be more excited to open it. Kim Janssen has announced the UK release date of his upcoming album Cousins due out May 12th!

The first taste of this new album “Gouldians” sounds like a musical diary entry, a stunning soundscape to soundtrack this gratuitous look into Janssen’s life. The track is a beautiful mixture of melancholy, nostalgic and uplifting. I can’t wait to hear the rest of the new album.

Janssen was born in the Netherlands but raised in South East Asia, spending most of his youth in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Kathmandu. He says of the album:

“My new album ’Cousins’ is a personal account about looking back and growing older, about longing and displacement, spiritual doubt, dedication, and obsession. I grew up in Asia and I guess you create your own version of every place you’ve been in your memory; I like to explore this idea with music. Growing up over there also has an influence on my lyrics, especially on this record. To me it’s a pop album. I wanted to make an album that I would actually like to listen to.”

If “Gouldians” is any indication, Cousins is sure to be a gorgeous album and instant classic. Kim Janssen is set to play several shows in the U.K. following the release of Cousins including one of my favorite festivals in the world, The Great Escape in Brighton this May! You can purchase your tickets now here.

 

 

xx Cher

 

 

afternoon jam: Bleachers “Don’t Take The Money” // Album due out June 2nd!!!

13 Apr

 

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Jack Antonoff, one of our favorite creative minds in music, is back with new music via Bleachers! His anthemic new single called “Don’t Take The Money” released last week ushered in summer on the East Coast and already feels like the soundtrack of the summer. If this epic new jam is any indication of what the album, entitled Gone Now, is going to be like we want an advanced copy now. Antonoff officially announced the new Bleachers album is due out June 2nd, so here’s to pre-ordering as fast as you can!

“Don’t Take The Money” is out now and you can get your copy here! Bleachers will be touring for most of the summer starting with two sold-out dates in NYC and LA. See tour dates and ticket links below. Although there is no Philly date currently listed (come on Jack!), we can’t wait to see Bleachers at one of our favorite East Coast festivals, Firefly, this year! For tickets to Firefly Fest click here.

 

 

 

 

Bleachers Tour:

Apr 25
Studio @Webster Hall
New York, NY                           SOLD OUT
Apr 27
The Roxy
Los Angeles, CA                       SOLD OUT
May 14
Centennial Olympic Park
Atlanta, GA                               Tickets
May 21
Slowdown
Omaha, NE                               Tickets
May 23
Rawkus
Colorado Springs, CO             Tickets
May 24
Gallivan Center
Salt Lake City, UT                   Tickets
May 25
Crystal Ballroom
Portland, OR                           Tickets
May 27
The Gorge Amphitheatre
George, WA                            Tickets
Jun 02
Randalls Island
New York, NY                        Tickets
Jun 13
The National
Richmond, VA                       Tickets
Jun 14
The Underground
Charlotte, NC                        Tickets
Jun 16
Express Live!
Columbus, OH                     Tickets
Jun 18
The Woodlands
Dover, DE                            Tickets
Jun 20
The Sinclair
Cambridge, MA                  SOLD OUT
Jun 21
Anthology
Rochester, NY                     Tickets
Jun 23
Rams Head Live!
Baltimore, MD                    Tickets
Jun 25
St. Andrews Hall
Detroit, MI                          Tickets
Jun 27
Deluxe @ Old National Center
Indianapolis, IN                Tickets
Jun 28
Delmar Hall
Saint Louis, MO                Tickets
Jun 30
Kansas City Live!
Kansas City, MO                Tickets
Jul 01
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 02
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 28
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 29
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 30
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Jul 31
Summerfest
Milwaukee, WI                 Tickets
Aug 11
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA            Tickets
Aug 12
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA           Tickets
Aug 13
Outside Lands Festival
San Francisco, CA
xx  Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: The Head play Ortlieb’s 4/20!!!

11 Apr

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PHILLY, emerge from your mysterious cloud of smoke into the neon-lit music haven that is Ortlieb’s on 4/20 for an epic rock show featuring Atlanta-based rock trio The Head! The band are currently touring in support of their upcoming full-length album Space due out August 4th.

The band is heading to Philly to one of our favorite venues, Ortlieb’s to rock your 4/20 with new music and an epic live show. The show featuring The Head with Sister City, Sublaymen and Dwight Remington as support is only $10 in advance and you can get your tickets here. The show starts at 8PM and is 21+!

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly Show Not To Be Missed: SOLD-OUT Diet Cig show at Boot & Saddle TONIGHT!!!!

6 Apr

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One of our favorite duos Diet Cig are in town celebrating the release of their debut album Swear I’m Good At This tomorrow, April 7th! The powerful pop-punk instrumentals mixed with the heart-wrenching story-telling lyrics this band pours into every song will have your heart beating, blood-pumping and body moving. Be ready to get your dance workout in tonight if you got tickets to their sold-out show at Boot & Saddle. Don’t miss Daddy Issues and hello shark as support!

 

 

 

 

 

xx Cher

Philly Show NOT to be missed: Allah-Las, The Babe Rainbow, and Roya at Union Transfer TOMORROW NIGHT!!!!

21 Mar

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Need some sunshine-riddled grooves to get you through your week? Me too. Lucky for us Allah-Las, The Babe Rainbow, and ROYA are coming into town tomorrow night to light up all of our lives with the freshest, grooviest tunes since 1969. The show is at one of the best Philadelphia music venues, Union Transfer and starts at 8:30PM with doors opening at 7:30PM. Tickets are $18 here and $20 at the door (day of show).

L.A.-based Allah-Las are touring in support of their third album Calico Review released last year. The album’s perfect mix of mesmerizing guitars, vocal harmonies, whispered, story-telling lyrics, and upbeat, addictive, retro-pop tracks will have you floating on a cloud to another dimension… and that’s just on record. Just wait until you see these brilliant tracks performed live!  All three bands of babes will have you dancing to tunes your reformed-hippy Dad’s vinyl collection would be proud of.

Listen to all three bands below, get your tickets here, and see you on the dance floor tomorrow night at Union Transfer!

 

xx Cher

#NewMusicFriday: Temples “Strange Or Be Forgotten” new music video + Philly show at Underground Arts!!!

24 Feb

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Everyone’s favorite UK psych-pop dream team Temples just released a new music video for their single “Strange Or Be Forgotten” from their highly anticipated second album, Volcano, which is due out March 3rd on Heavenly Recordings! Click here to pre-order your copy of the album.

The ever-hardworking band announced a string of tour dates in the U.S. and the U.K. that will have you seeing the band live before you know it. The tour starts tonight at Crystal Ballroom in Portland! Check out the full list tour dates below.

The tour  includes a stop in Philly on May 15th at one of my favorite venues, Underground Arts. Tickets are $20 in advance and this show will sell out so make sure you get your tickets now here. I’ve seen Temples live several times and they always slay live so this is not a dance party you want to miss. Don’t live in Philly? Check Temples extensive US/UK tour dates below including SXSW this March!  For all of your ticket and tour information needs, go here.

If you do live in Philly make sure you check out more upcoming shows at Underground Arts while you are buying your tickets to see Temples! The venue’s current show line-up is epic and may make you temporarily poor but also creatively, visually and musically blessed.

 

 

Temples Tour Dates:

Feb. 24 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom*
Feb. 25 – Seattle, WA – Neumo’s*
Feb 26 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre*
Feb. 28 – Felton, CA – Don Quixote’s*
March 1 – Nevada City, CA – Miners Foundry Cultural Center*
March 2 – Pomona, CA – Glass House*
March 3 – Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s*
March 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Regent*
March 5 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up Tavern*
March 9 – Tijuana, BC – Black Box*
March 10 – Las Vegas, NV – Neon Reverb Music Festival @ Plaza Hotel & Casino*
March 11 – Phoenix, AZ – Downtown Phoenix [VIVA PHX]*
March 12 – Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf*
March 14 – March 16 – Austin, TX – SXSW
March 17 – Dallas, TX – Trees*
March 18 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live*
March 19 – San Antonio, TX – Burger Records Hangover Fest @ Paper Tiger*
March 26 – Newcastle, UK – Riverside
March 27 – Sheffield, UK – Leadmill
March 28 – Manchester, UK – Academy 2
March 30 – London, UK – Brixton Electric
March 31 – Brighton, UK – Concorde 2
April 1 – Derby, UK – 2Q Festival
April 7 – Cologne, DE – Gebaude 9
April 8 – Munich, DE – Strom
April 9 – Prague, CS – Palac Akropolis
April 10 – Berlin, DE – Festaal Kreuzberg
April 11 – Hamburg, DE – Knust
April 12 – Copenhagen, DK – Pumpehuset
April 18 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
April 19 – Tourcoing, FR – Le Grand Mix
April 20 – Lausanne, CH – Le Docks
April 21 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
April 22 – Lyon, FR – L’Epicerie Moderne
April 24 – Paris, FR – Elysee Montmartre
April 27 – Bristol, UK – Trinity Centre
April 29 – Leeds, UK – Live at Leeds
May 8 – Miami, FL – Gramps
May 10 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
May 11 – Orlando, FL – The Social
May 12 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees
May 15 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts (Click here for tickets)
May 16 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
May 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg (Click here for tickets)
May 19 – May 21 – Madrid, ES – Tomavistas Festival
July 28 – July 30 – Naeba Ski Resort – Japan @ Fuji Rock Festival

 

xx Cher

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